Maharashtra, Kerala, Punjab, Karnataka, Gujarat and Tamil Nadu continue to report a high number of Covid daily new cases. These states cumulatively account for 85.91% of the new cases reported in the past 24 hours, the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW) said, adding that 22,854 new cases were registered in the last 24 hours.
Maharashtra has reported the highest daily new cases at 13,659, which is almost 60% of the daily new cases. It is followed by Kerala with 2,475 Punjab reported 1,393 new cases.
India’s total active caseload has reached 1,89,226 today. The country’s present active caseload now stands at 1.68% of total positive cases.
According to MoHEW, 126 deaths were reported in the last 24 hours. Six States account for 82.54% of the new deaths. Maharashtra saw the maximum casualties (54). Punjab follows with 17 daily deaths and Kerala reported14 deaths in the last 24 hours.
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Meanwhile, 2,56,85,011 vaccine doses have been administered through 4,78,168 sessions, as per the provisional report till 7 am today, MoHFW said. These include 71,97,100 HCWs (first dose), 40,13,249 HCWs (second dose), 70,54,659 FLWs (first dose) and 6,37,281 FLWs (second dose), 9,67,058 beneficiaries aged more than 45 years with specific co-morbidities (first dose) and 58,15,664 beneficiaries aged more than 60 years.
As of day-54 of the vaccination drive (March 10, 2021), a total of 13,17,357 vaccine doses were given. Out of which, 10,30,243 beneficiaries were vaccinated across 20,299 sessions for the first dose (HCWs and FLWs) and 2,87,114 HCWs and FLWs received a second dose of vaccine.